Why does Log Cabin Republica head R. Clarke Cooper support John Boehner’s upcoming defense of DOMA? Because without him, who’s going to take the case to the Supreme Court and get the justices to declare the law unconstitutional once and for all.
With Obama refusing to defend the constitutionality of DOMA’s Section 3, which forces the federal government to be blind to legal same-sex marriages, it falls on Congress to take up the issue if they want. Boehner, the House speaker, says he’ll do just that, because apparently he WANTS THE COURTS to strike down laws. Imagine!
And Cooper, whose organization is still fighting Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in court, supports the
GOP’s bipartisan House commission’s move.
“I want to see DOMA repealed, I would love to see it repealed legislatively,” says Cooper, but “the speaker is doing the right thing for right now.” But when asked point blank by Chris Matthews whether he thinks Obama is right not to defend the constitutionality of DOMA, he all but refuses, until he says it is, in fact, wrong. And that is because Cooper, like so many other Republicans, sticks to the party line instead of gay humanity.
Oh Cooper, you are a beautiful shiny bald man! And you have that going for you.